• For daily parking, SmarTrip® cards are the primary form of payment accepted. Additionally, some stations accept credit cards. See individual station parking pages for payment information.
  • Meters at short-term parking spaces accept only quarters and $1 coins.
  • Parking is free at Metro-operated lots on Sundays and federal holidays, except during special events. Most weekends, it's easy to find a space at Metro parking lots.
  • Fares are collected upon exit during the following hours:
    Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
    Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.


All day spaces: 1,894
Cost/day: M-F $5.20 Sat $2.00
Payment: SmarTrip® cards and credit cards
Short-term metered spaces: 57  (Parking available 8:30 am - 2 am, time limit 7 hours)
Additional spaces and costs: 18 spaces metered for 7-hr. max. @ $1.00 per 60 mins. Parking available from 8:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Reserved parking location: East and west sides of Rockville Pike between Montrose Ave. & Tuckerman Ln.
Reserved rate: $65